Royal Hawaiian Mint 1974 – Present

A few anodized pieces (Royal Hawaiian Dollar (red package), Lucky Menehune Money (green package), and  Princess Kaiulani Dollar (pink package) Have been appearing on ebay. The RHM references is not to RHM with mintmaster Bernard von NotHaus.

To alleviate the misconception of the RHM products, here is a brief history of the Bernard von NotHaus mints:

1974 – The NotHaus Mint (BN or BVN hall mark)

1976 – The Hawaiian Mint (THM hallmark)

1986 – Royal Hawaiian Mint (RHM hallmark)

Bernard von NotHaus retired from operating the Royal Hawaiian Mint in 1998.

1999 – Polynesian Resources Inc  (lease to Dan Foxan) (RHM hallmark see below)

Few products were produced under the RHM banner. Several RHM products are known to be struck in 2004 with the the Bernard von NotHaus designs (owned by BVN) are identified with his personal hallmark which is RHM followed by triangle with a circle and a letter b inside. These products use the original obverse die (with original dates).

2007 – Pacific Mills  (lease to Bud Gregory) (RHM hallmark see below)

Uses the Bernard von NotHaus designs (owned by BVN) are identified with his personal hallmark which is RHM followed by triangle with a circle and a letter b inside. Designs created by Pacific Mills carries the RHM hallmark and are dated 2007 and later).

As noted by the 1986 date, the RHM (under BVN) did not mint anything in the 1970’s with the RHM hallmark (buyer beware).